After 40 years, Roger Thompson has announced that he is retiring from his position at Yorkshire and North Derbyshire’s leading accountancy firm, BHP.

Roger joined accountancy firm Clough & Co as a trainee accountant in 1980, 35 years prior to its merger with BHP in 2015. Roger qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and continued to work his way up to Audit Partner at the Cleckheaton office – a role he has remained in since 1991.

Throughout his career, Roger has been both the President and Treasurer of the Bradford Society of Chartered Accountants. He is also the current Chairperson of the Bradford Professional Network.

Roger Thompson said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my career with Cloughs and with the merged business at BHP. BHP are a fantastic firm who are very focused on developing the business and their people. I am certain that they will enjoy a very strong future – I wish them every success.”

Hamish Morrison, Joint Managing Partner at BHP, added: “Roger has been an instrumental member of the team who has dedicated his professional life to the combined firm of BHP for the last 40 years.

“We would like to thank him for his commitment to the firm and I know I speak on behalf of everyone when I say that he has been a joy to work with and we hope that he has a wonderful retirement.”

BHP was recently recognised by the Sunday Times in their 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the second year running, ranking number 84 on the 2020 list. Marking its 20th year, the hard-fought and nationally celebrated list recognises the very best in employee engagement around the country.